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Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum bangalore india


Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum is one of the units of National Council of Science Museums an autonomous organisation under the Ministry of Culture, Government of India.

Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum is one of the units of National Council of Science Museums under the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India.The museum was
inaugurated on 27th July,1965.The museum has six permanent exhibition galleries viz Engine Hall,Electro Technic,Fun Science,Timber Paper & Metals,Popular Science, Children Science and an exhibition on Heart.A new gallery on “SPACE EMERGING TECHNOLOGY IN THE SERVICE OF MANKIND” was inaugurated on June 19th 1999.

A Brief History of the Museum

Around 1960 prominent industrialists acted on an idea of setting up an industrial museum & Visvesvaraya Industrial Museum society was formed. Building of about 40,000 sq.ft area was built in Cubbon park with the financial support of industrialists, State & Government of India. On 11th Nov. 1962 late Prime minister of India Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru inaugurated the museum. The first gallery on “Electro Technic” was opened to the public on 27th July, 1965.

In 1978 National Council of Science Museums (NCSM) an autonomous society was set up under the Dept. of Culture, Govt. of India.

Opening Timings
Exhibition Hours: 10 am to 6 pm.
Open on all days of the year.(Except Ganesha Chathurthi and Deepavali)

Location
The museum is situated at Kasturba Road in the sylvan surroundings of Cubbon Park surrounded by stately buildings like Vidhan Soudha, High court etc. It is just 5 kms from City Railway & Bus station.

Bus Routes
#23 & 37 Pushpak # 150, 154, 155, 291, 293, 294C & 408

Admission Charges
General Visitors : Rs.20/-
Students/Organised Groups: Rs.10/-
Taramandal Show: Rs.5/-
Science Demonstration Show: Rs.2/-
3D Film Show: Rs.10/ for school group, Rs. 20/- for general visitors

Entry to the Museum is free for the army, navy, air-force and police personnel in uniform and the physically challenged and children below 5 years of age.

Contact Information
Telephone:91-080-22866200
Director’s Office : 91-080-22864114
Telefax:91-080-22864009
email:vitm@vsnl.com

Science for Children

The “Science for Children” gallery was thrown open to the visitors of the museum by Shri Ashok, Honourable minister for Health and Family welfare, Govt. of Karnataka, on 30th April 2007. This is the latest addition to the museum. The gallery which has been set up in an area of about 230 sq.metre is designed for children in the age group of 3 to 12 years.The gallery houses fascinating exhibits on building blocks, Train, Sounds in nature, Shadows & Colour, Touch & smell, Electricity, Inside Human body and a lot more.





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